I loved this cover so much. It inspired me to create my first ever copic marker picture and one of my first attempts at art in over a decade. My version copied your pose of the Swamp Thing so I hope you don't mind. I added a bit more of his lower body and invented my own background. You can check out a bad iphone pic of it here: onyana.deviantart.com/art/The-… Thanks again for inspiring me (I've made a bunch more art since then!).
Love this cover art! I was signed up to receive Swamp Thing before I saw the cover, but the artwork blew me away. I was so excited to read the first issue after seeing this cover, and I am so glad I picked it up.
As far as the new 52 are concerned, it wasn't a completely start from scratch kinda deal. Everything that happened in the DCU previously still happened, they're just starting new story arcs in order to bring in more new readers. They just wanted to create a "starting point" for people who are just getting into comic books.
Also, you need to leave room for evolution in story telling, even in the comic book arena. There are some GREAT writers right now who are re-imagining the comic story format. It's been going on for years in indie comics, but now DC and Marvel are doing it, too, and it's fantastic. I guess all I'm saying is, enjoy it. Don't get upset just because the archaic standards may have been upset.
P.S. Aquaman is awesome. Does anyone REALLY have a reason to hate him other than "he's an easy target"?
Aquaman is awsome.... I go back to the nick cardy days and aquaman is still cool, oh ya I came to make a comment on your cover, I really like it I go back to the bernie writson days and am picky about my swamp thing and I think your cover is wonderful!
Well don't get me wrong, there have been some FUN titles in the relaunch. Aquaman being one of them.
I was just disappointed in THIS particular issue. Ya see, I AM a new reader to SWAMP THING and I couldn't have been MORE LOST! I had NO IDEA what was going on. Therefore, I felt SWAMP THING #1 was disappointing. Now for Aquaman I had NEVER read a single issue of his till NOW and I COULDN'T LOVE IT MORE! I got a great feel for who the hero is, what he does, where he's from and WHY he wants to be a hero. Now, I'm a fan and am eagerly awaiting the next issue. I CAN'T say the same for Swamp Thing.
Also, I just think it's silly how BATMAN has more titles than anyone else.
and DO NOT GET ME STARTED ON RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS!!!!